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COLWALL -N-E-WS. I

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COLWALL N-E-WS. I THE LINER DISASTER. 11 Apprehension for the safety of Charles Wilkes had been felt since the disaster to the liner, The Empress of Ireland." His name appears amongst the list of persons drowned whose bodies have been identified. He had written I to Miss Ballard telling her that it was his inten. tion to visit this country with the Salvationists, he being in the band. His father emigrated after a long period' of employment with Mr Ballard but had not been long in his adapted country before meeting with his end through the kick of a horse. His mother met with a tragic death just before the family went abroad, being cut to pieces on the railway at Colwall Station, j Up to the time of emigration Charles Wilkes I was a promising scholar of Colwal Free School. His late school friends regret his early and tra- gic end. DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION. To fill the casual vacancy on the District Council two nominations have bpen sent in, the names being Mr. Roberts, of Quarry berg, and Miss Lake, of Brook House. The first public meeting in the campaign was bell on Saturday evening by Miss Lake's suppors. Amongst those attending were the Rt. Hon. J. W. Wilson, M.P. (who was voted to the chair), Mr. and Mrs. E. Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ballard, Miss A. Ballard, Mrs. W. Plowman, Miss Holland, Miss Boyce, Miss Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. W. Allen, Mr. A. Allen, Mr. J. Armstrong, Mr. C. Hinett, Mr Hanson, Mr. W. James, Mr. H. Hanson, and others. The Chairman, who was supported by Mr. E. Ballard, stated that the meeting had been called by the supposters of Miss Lake, to take what steps they could to secure her re- turn to the seat on the Council. At the same time, he should be pleased to see the expense of a contest avoided, if possible. He pointed out that it was only fair and right to give a proportion of the representa- tion on local Councils to ladies, and he sug- gested that a committee be elected to canvas the pariah, and press the candidate's chims, and to call a further public meeting if re- quired. Mr. E. Ballard, Miss A. Ballard, Miss Holland, and Mr. Alien spoke in favour of that course being adopted, and the follow- ing were elected: Miss A. Ballard, Miss Holland, Miss Boyd, Messrs. J. W. Wilson, E. Ballard, A. Allen, Wilfred Allen, W. James, J. Connop, and H. Hanson. Mr. Stephen Ballard suggested that the commit- tee meet at once, and see what steps could be taken to avoid a contest. The Chairman accordingly adjourned the meeting, thank- ing the audience for their unanimous support, which spoke well for the return of their candidate by a good majority-if it should to a poll. Mr J R Roberts, of Quarryberg, had this week issued his address to the electors, and the election will take place on Monday, June 15, at the Temperance Hall, Colwall, the hours of polling being from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Mr R Homes is the Returning Offioer.

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